Mr Iain Rennie
IPAA 2013 National Conference - Iain Rennie
State Services Commissioner and Head of State Services.
took up the position of State Services Commissioner on 1 July 2008, and was reappointed to serve a second term in the role on 1 July 2013.
In his time as Commissioner, Iain has seen the creation of Better Public Services, the Performance Improvement Framework, the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Legislation, and is currently spearheading changes to the way leaders are developed within the public sector.
These changes and programmes are contributing significantly to improve efficiency and encouraging better delivery and results for New Zealanders.
has been in the Public Service since 1986.
The bulk of his career has been spent at the Treasury where he was Deputy Secretary to the Treasury for nine years prior to taking up the position of Deputy State Services Commissioner in 2007.
Prior to taking up the SSC appointment Iain participated in the strategic leadership of the Treasury
- providing advice to the Minister of Finance on microeconomic and macroeconomic policy issues.
has participated in two secondments to the DPMC, as Acting Director for the Policy Advisory Group
in 2004, and as an Economic Advisor from 1990 to 1993.
was also seconded to the Office of the Leader of the Opposition
as Economic Advisor from 1989 to 1990.
Iain has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington.